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June 2013

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CLOSE CALLS FOR JAVEA SQUADS

News Spain - June 2013

 

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On the 18th June in the Valencian League Championships, Javea played away at Bonalba. The result was 6 points apiece – an absolute dead heat, this unusual occurrence was because both teams scored 77 shots each thus sharing the shot difference bonus points. Five disciplines were played, Ladies and Gents Singles, Pairs, Triples and Rinks, with each side winning 2 and drawing 1.

 

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The secrets of airport meet-and-greet parking

News Spain - June 2013

 

New Which? research has revealed what can happen to your car when you hand your keys to airport meet-and-greet companies and whether they're really worth the money. We fitted GPS trackers to cars left with three private meet-and-greet providers at Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted airports. Our trackers followed where they went and how fast they were driven for six days. We found:

 

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A benefit fraudster who claimed his wife was really his sister

News Spain - June 2013

And another who said she needed the cash for satellite TV, are among the latest examples of strange excuses that Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) benefit fraud investigators have heard over the last year. Other odd stories told to DWP officers include a claimant who, using a fake ID, said her skin colour had changed after a road accident; a man who blamed his evil twin; and a woman who claimed she wasn't in a relationship but just had a three-night stand resulting in three children over five years. These unlikely stories are revealed as the Government announces a new campaign to target benefit fraudsters - encouraging claimants to come clean about any changes to their circumstances and urging the public to report suspicions about possible fraudsters to the National Benefit Fraud Hotline.

   

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research thoroughly before purchasing a place in Spain

News Spain - June 2013

British expats who know someone planning to buy a place in the sun should tell their friends or family members back in UK to make sure they get free and helpful advice from the British Embassy staff who will be at A Place in the Sun Live at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham from 27th to 29th September. otential property buyers in Spain can also get lots of consumer-friendly information from a new Foreign Office video to be found on YouTube, on gov.uk and other websites that are packed with advice on how to do your homework before taking the plunge.

 

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Tell your visitors to get a health card and travel insurance

News Spain - June 2013

Tell your visitors to get a health card and travel insurance

As British expatriates in Spain prepare for their annual influx of summer visitors, the British Embassy is urging people who are expecting friends and family to remind them to bring an often-forgotten essential – a European Health Insurance Card.

   

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